Presented by MFA Social Documentary Film

10th Annual SocDoc Thesis Showcase

April 1 - 4, 2021
a family of two adults and three kids sits on a yellow bench with their back to the camera. They are brightly dressed, mostly in red, and stare across a flat white sand desert under a bright blue sky. A soccer ball is also on the bench.

Rohan Rao, still from Three Threads, 2020.

Reception

Sat, Apr 3; 8:30 - 9:30pm

Filmmaker Q&As

In addition to the online screenings, SocDoc hosts live Q&A events with the filmmakers, SocDoc faculty, and special guests. RSVP to receive links to the live Q&A panels.

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In its 10th Annual Thesis Showcase, SVA MFA Social Documentary Film is proud to celebrate Group 10, the class of 2020! They will share their work-in-progress thesis films, which inspire and amaze—especially as they began their films before the pandemic reached our shores, and finished and edited them in this newfound isolation. Screenings will take place from Thursday, April 1, through Sunday, April 4.


This showcase celebrates the work of Veronique Engel, Adam Evans, Catherine Finsness, Yuby Hernandez, Keliang Li, Hansen Lin, Oxana Onipko, Rohan Rao, Reed Smith, Ben Wang, Shuming Zhang, Zooey Zhang and Weixin Zhuang. Class of 2020 graduates not screening their films include Mark Crowell, Jamie Deredorian Delia, Shiqin Gao, Ao Li and Cheng Yang.


Find details on the individual films at galleries.sva.edu/socdocshowcase10.


**Filmmaker Q&As**

In addition to the online screenings, SocDoc hosts live Q&A events with the filmmakers, SocDoc faculty, and special guests. RSVP to receive links to the live Q&A panels. Watch the films on your own time and join our Q&As after.


Thursday April 1, 7:00pm ET

Waste is My Passion, Director: Yuby Hernandez

The Last Cut, Director: Ben Wang

Tie Up, Director: Weixin Zhuang


Friday, April 2, 7:00pm ET

Mountain's Heart, Director: Hansen Lin

Into the Black and Blue Forest, Director: Oxana Onipko

Rebels Against Hunger, Director: Reed Smith


** SHOWCASE SPOTLIGHT **


Saturday April 3, 10:00am ET

Wata Dawtas, Director: Veronique Engel

Sisters of Summit, Director: Catherine Finsness

Sweet Summer Tangelos, Director: Keliang Li

Three Threads, Director: Rohan Rao


Saturday April 3, 7:00pm ET

The Ballad Of Tombstone, AZ, Director: Adam Evans

Dancing Inward, Director: Shuming Zhang

Busker, Director: Zooey Zhang


**Filmmakers Reception**

Saturday, April 3, 8:30pm ET. Held online in an unusual virtual space. RSVP required.



Email mfasocdoc@sva.edu with questions, to request a print brochure or to contact any of our filmmakers.



thin, frail hands peel the pith from an orange, several bowls of orange segments and peel are on the table, which is covered by a muted yellow cloth

Keliang Li, still from Sweet Summer Tangelos, 2020.